Archive for Economics

Murphy Stuff

==> Ep. 51 of the Bob Murphy Show features Hannah Cox explaining why conservatives should oppose the death penalty. ==> I take on Joe Weisenthal on negative interest rates. ==> I argue that, contrary to some leftist progressives, slavery was nota boon for American capitalism. Excerpts: There is no doubt that a healthy adult slave […]

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The Case for Legalizing Blackmail

Seriously I am just a rebel. Where else do you get hard-hitting stuff like this? An excerpt: The interesting aspect of this system is that it would provide an informal means of “fining” people for violating social taboos. Although this might strike some (such as Scott Sumner, whom we’ll discuss in the next section) as […]

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Why Is the Stock Market So Shaky?

The latest Lara-Murphy Show episode.

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“Liberty Classroom” Master Subscription BONUS for U.S. Residents

Hey boys and girls, if you’ve always wanted to subscribe to Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom but have been hesitating to pull the trigger, now’s your chance. If you subscribe to the MASTER membership anytime during November 2018, then in addition to all the great benefits you get from Tom, I’ll send you any two (2) […]

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Me on Voting

This is a good one from right before the 2016 election.

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The Nobel Laureates

For those of you who are pure econ geeks, here are some links: ==> As usual, check out Tyler Cowen, on Paul Romer (make sure you read the thing about Romer saying World Bank reports couldn’t use “and” more than 2.6% of the words) and William Nordhaus. ==> Also as usual, the person whose take is […]

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Murphy vs. Tucker Carlson

For real, I think I identified at least two big mistakes in the recent Tucker Carlson clip where he went after Jeff Bezos for off-loading his labor costs onto taxpayers (through food stamps). Even if you’re an economist who agrees with me, I encourage you to read my article. It took me a bit to […]

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Market Monetarists: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Actually my title doesn’t really make sense; I couldn’t think of anything clever. I really liked this David Beckworth post, talking about the breakdown of the Fed’s “floor system.” In fact, I liked it so much that I based my article in the forthcoming issue of The Lara-Murphy Report on it. So score +1 for […]

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